The House is set to vote this afternoon on the Improving Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2010 (S. 1674) introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).
The bill provides that the first $2,000 per year received by an individual for participation in a clinical trial shall not be counted as income for the purpose of calculating Social Security benefits. This provision was included in the House-passed health care reform bill last November, but was not included in the final bill the President signed into law in March.
The Senate already passed this bill on August 5. House passage later today will clear the bill for review and signature by the President.